My QH is dealing with some lameness issues. I picked his hooves today to find that his frog is as hard as every other bit of his hoof, sole and outer hoof wall.
When I work him he'll start fine but closer to the end of a work out he gets super lame on the front end. He works in soft sand and dirt. Could his hard frog be a contributing factor in his lameness?
I had been oiling the outside of his hooves since they were nasty and cracked. He's had front end lameness issues since we pulled his shoes a month or so ago. What might I be able to do to make the frog more cushiony?